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Privacy coalition finds Obama proposal lacking

The Obama administration's consumer privacy bill of rights gives people too little control over their personal data and companies too much, according to a coalition of 14 privacy and digital rights groups.

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Internet.org hopes to reach 100 countries in a year, up from six now

Internet.org, which already offers free Internet service in six countries, has ambitious plans to connect to 100 countries.

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Google will stop patching Chrome on Android 4.0 next month

Google plans to stop serving updates to Chrome for Android on devices running "Ice Cream Sandwich" in mid-April.

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FCC a 'referee,' not a regulator, of the Internet, Wheeler says

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday defended the commission's recent vote in support of net neutrality.

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Google's Schmidt meets EU competition chief to discuss antitrust woes

Google chairman Eric Schmidt and other company officials have met with the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to discuss the ongoing antitrust investigation into Google's search practices.

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Mozilla previews 64-bit Firefox for Windows, tentatively slates stable release for mid-May

Mozilla on Monday announced its first developer preview of a 64-bit Windows version of Firefox

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Google 'Nexus' wireless plan plan is a GO -- MVNO PDQ?

Google wants to be a wireless carrier in the U.S., it says. SVP of products Sundar Pichai announced the move at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the "Nexus" of wireless plans...

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Google scores a win in SOPA-tinged Mississippi case

A federal judge has put the brakes on i probe of Google in Mississippi, where the movie industry was accused of conspiring with the state's attorney general to revive the Stop Online Piracy Act.

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Google sees success with balloon, airplane Internet

Google's ambitious efforts to bring balloon and aircraft-borne connectivity to underserved areas of the globe are pushing past some key milestones, and the company expects a public launch in a few years.

Twitter investigates ISIS threats against Dorsey, Costolo and employees

Twitter is working with law enforcement to investigate threats made against its executives and employees.

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Zuckerberg tracks early success with Internet.org

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday congratulated three Internet service providers for their success with early Internet.org initiatives in six countries where much of the population has never been online.

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White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

U.S. businesses that collect personal data would be required to describe their privacy and security practices and give consumers control over their personal information under a proposed privacy bill of rights released Friday by the...

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Google proposes sci-fi design for movable new headquarters

Google on Friday released the plans for what it hopes will be its new headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

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Google exec fuels talk that Google+ may be split up

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of products for Google, has kicked up speculation about the future of the company's social network, Google+.

Google reverses decision to limit adult content on Blogger

Google will continue to permit sexually explicit content to be publicly shared on Blogger, reversing a policy change it announced earlier this week.

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Google tests business Hangouts in search results

Google is testing a search feature that enables users to conduct live chats via Hangouts with businesses directly from search results.

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Yahoo gains U.S. search share on the back of Firefox

New measurements show that Yahoo continued to improve its share of the U.S. search market after striking a deal last year with Firefox maker Mozilla.

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The FCC’s Orwellian Internet policy

Concise statutory statements are no match for the FCC’s linguistic gymnastics.

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